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Researchers develop Potential New Treatment Approach for Breast Cancer

  Irish cancer researchers have developed a potential new treatment approach for a form of breast cancer, which can be difficult to treat. The Opens in new windowBREAST-PREDICT researchers at RCSI focused on a form of cancer that affects around one in eight breast cancer patients. The type of cancer targeted – invasive lobular breast cancer – […]

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Breast Milk Could Help Prevent Heart Disease Caused by Premature Birth

Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. The review article, published in the journal Opens in new windowPediatric Research, was written in collaboration with researchers from […]

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Irish Researchers Integrate Epilepsy Genomics into Electronic Patient Records

Researchers in Ireland are one step closer to offering seamless personalized care to epilepsy patients nationwide, reporting that they have developed a genomics module within an epilepsy‐specific electronic patient record (EPR). The improved access to genomic data will allow clinical teams to understand the causes of a patient’s epilepsy and develop personalized care. The research […]

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Half of Adults Seek Health Advice Online

Half of Irish adults seek health information or advice online, while one in five has never spoken to a healthcare professional about their health concerns, a new survey has found. According to the findings, people under the age of 25 are the age group least likely to speak to a healthcare professional about their health […]

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16-Year-Old M’sian is the Youngest Student to Enroll Into Ireland’s Royal College Of Surgeons

  When we were 16, if was a pretty confusing time for us: our teenage angst and hormones were actively raging, we felt like the world was against us, we didn’t have a clue what’s going on and it was only a matter of time until we sit for our Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). But […]

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RCSI on Track to Get University Status

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will soon be able to begin the process of obtaining university status, after the passing of a new bill today through the Oireachtas. The Qualifications and Quality Assurance Bill 2018 will introduce a new mechanism enabling RCSI, and other higher education institutions, to apply to the Minister […]

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Stryker Ties with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Stryker on Monday announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings. The aim of the two organisations is to provide more seamless care coordination for […]

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RCSI Set to Get University Status 235 Years After it Started Training Surgeons

Reforming legislation also increases powers of regulator over English language schools Marie O’Halloran for The Irish Times More than 200 years after it started training surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is set to become a university following passage of reforming education legislation. The legislation increases the powers of the Quality and […]

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RCSI’s Light Probe Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment

A probe that lights up when detecting cancer could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours during surgery, say researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. It also has the potential to detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. Led by college professor of chemistry Donal O’Shea, the research team has identified the potential […]

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RCSI Researchers Receive €1.4 Million to Investigate Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Two RCSI researchers have been granted emerging investigator awards by the Health Research Board (HRB). The awards, which total a combined €1.4 million, will fund research that will look at breast cancer risk factors and clinical guidelines. The grants were awarded to Dr Barbara Clyne, Postdoctoral Researcher and Honorary Lecturer in the Department of General Practice […]

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At RCSI, New Research Could Help Predict Seizures Before they Happen

A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure. Researchers at FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for […]

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Ireland to Lead €7 Million Parkinson’s Research Project

  A new research study aims to deepen the understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future. The project, which will be coordinated by RCSI, has been awarded €7m by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) with pharmaceutical industry and patient advocacy partners. The PD-MitoQUANT project aims to increase understanding of […]

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